I can empathise with a lot of what you have been going through Pattie.
We adopted a GSP in January who had been a stray (probably failed hunting dog) in Cyprus. It became clear immediately that he had an immense prey drive and zero recall.
We walked him in a harness on a long line, but this...
I have just seen a horrible video showing how rawhide dog chews are made. Another forum has been slating PC Dentastix ( I think these may be causing softer poos and anal gland issues ).
What do folks recommend as healthy alternatives and are there other products sold widely to avoid?
I think you just need to have a very frank chat with her and see where she stands OP.
I have been gifted loan horses but they are old with various issues.
Your horse sounds a nice sort and is still relatively young. You could sell to your loaner, only to see the horse sold on if she starts a...
I think you should go for a horse that you can enjoy riding without any niggling doubts that you may be asking too much of it .
Owning a new horse brings enough worries at times.
It may also hold you back from trying new and exciting things!
This was recommended to me when I my elderly gelding lost weight and none of the feeds I was trying made any difference ( turned out to be a hind gut problem).
They were very helpful when I asked for advice and the base mix and gut restore did the trick.
I haven't seen any of the social media...
I learnt to ride over 40 years ago with a lady who had been running a riding school for over 50 years. Everything was done in a very old fashioned way.
The saddle cloths used were more like large tea towels than today's numnahs and pads. They were there simply to help keep the saddles clean and...
We too bought two great older ponies for pony club Mirage. I agree there will always be a market for them.
In our case I felt responsible for their latter years and did not sell but loaned them to friends. My husband was then very insistent that in that case we could not buy the next horses for...
The loaner has gone from owning several horses to owning one and loaning the other?
I think this shows she is trying to continue have a horsey life within a restricted budget, keeping her options open to reduce further if her nervous daughter loses interest?
I agree with others at how misleading...